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Expresiones y frases - Palabra clave 'On'
Idioms - Key word 'On'
|on a first-name basis||tutearse|
|on a full/an empty stomach||con el estómago lleno/vacío|
|on a pedestal||en un pedestal|
|on a roll||con buena suerte|
|on a shoestring||con muy poco dinero|
|on a silver platter||en bandeja|
- When I was young, we weren't on a first-name basis with our elders.
- You shouldn't take that pill on an empty stomach.
- Mark's grandmother was very important to him, he had her on a pedestal.
- I was on a roll at the casino last night! I won five hundred dollars!
- It's hard to run a whole household on a shoestring, especially if you have kids.
- Liz doesn't know what it is to work to pay the bills. She's had everything on a silver platter.
|on a tangent||por la tangente|
|on all fours||En cuatro patas|
|on an even keel||estable|
|on and on||sin parar|
|on board||a bordo|
|on cloud nine||en el séptimo cielo|
- Will was talking about the war in Iraq and he went off on a tangent.
- I was on all fours on the floor looking for my contact lense.
- We must help Adam to keep his life on an even keel.
- My mom just kept talking on and on about being responsible and all that.
- There are new teachers on board this year, Miss Allen and Miss Randall.
- Pam was on cloud nine when she won that trip to Paris.
|on drugs||consumiendo drogas|
|on duty||de servicio/guardia|
|on edge||con los nervios de punta|
|on foot||a pie|
|on good/bad terms with||llevarse bien/mal con|
|on line||en línea, conectado|
- The blood and urine tests showed that the actor was on drugs.
- I'll talk to you when I get home, I have to go, I'm on duty.
- I'm on edge every time I have a test, I get so nervous.
- It was nice today so I decided to go to work on foot instead of taking the bus.
- Are you on good terms with your mother?
- I'm waiting for Robert to get on line so we can chat a little bit.
|on no account||de ninguna manera|
|on one's best behavior||portarse lo mejor posible|
|on one's deathbed||en el lecho de muerte|
|on one's high horse||tener muchos humos|
|on one's last legs||en las últimas|
|on one's (own) merits||por mérito propio|
- On no account should you eat greasy food, drink alcohol or smoke, Mr. Johnson.
- I promised my dad I would be on my best behavior at school so that he lets me go dancing.
- When my sister was on her deathbed, I promised her I'd take care of her son.
- Every time he can Tom gets on his high horse talking about politics. It's so annoying.
- Ann's father is on his last legs, we should visit her to give her our support.
- Mayor Hanson got where he is without any help from anyone. He's a renowned politician on his own merits.
|on one's mind||en mente|
|on one's own||solo|
|on one's own account||por cuenta propia|
|on one's uppers||en la miseria|
|on one's way||en camino|
|on paper||sobre papel|
- I'm sorry, I can't help you right now, I've got a lot of things on my mind.
- Patrick's been on his own in his room all day long.
- Julia's setting up a boutique on her own account, she's really excited about it.
- Steve can't find a job, he really is on his uppers.
- I'm on my way to the dentist, I'l call you when I get home.
- I know you can read books on the internet but I still prefer them on paper.
|on parole||en libertad condicional|
|on pins and needles||ansioso|
|on probation||en período de prueba|
|on purpose||a propósito|
|on sale||en liquidación|
|on schedule/time||a la hora prevista|
- I'm getting out on parole next week. And I'm never going back to jail.
- Alice said she had something important to tell me, I'm on pins and needles.
- Johnny messed it up last week at the office so now he's on probation.
- My mom didn't like my dog so she let it out on purpose so that he would run away.
- Helen bought that sweater on sale for only ten dollars.
- The plane arrived on schedule and we left the airport at ten o'clock.
|on second thought||pensándolo mejor|
|on someone's side||del lado de alguien|
|on spec||por si las dudas|
|on standby||en espera|
|on strike||en huelga|
|on sufferance||de mala gana|
- I was going to go by bus but, on second thought, I'll take my bike.
- How can you be on Emily's side? You're my best friend!
- Dan didn't know if he needed a permit but he asked for one on spec.
- Our systems are down and all the work is on standby.
- The workers at the factory are on strike because they want a pay rise.
- Meg didn't want to go so she went on sufferance.
|on tap||de barril|
|on target||de acuerdo con lo previsto|
|on tenterhooks/the rack||con el alma en vilo, en ascuas|
|on the alert/lookout/qui vive||en alerta|
|on the average||en promedio|
|on the blink||averiado|
- We went to a pub that sold beer on tap. It was delicious.
- Everything is going on target so far.
- We're all on tenterhooks, we don't know what's going to happen.
- One of the thieves broke into the house and the other stayed out on the lookout.
- We have twenty students per course on the average.
- I have to get my car fixed, it's on the blink again.
|on the bright side||el lado bueno|
|on the brink/verge||al borde|
|on the button/clock/dot||en punto|
|on the chance that||con la esperanza de|
|on the cheap||por poco dinero|
|on the cutting edge||a la vanguardia|
- My aunt Magda always looked on the bright side of things.
- The whole region is on the brink of war! It's terrible!
- My boss is very strict with the time. I have to be at the office at nine on the button.
- We stayed at the back of the stadium on the chance that the band came out.
- You can buy some really great stuff at the fair on the cheap.
- Our company has always been on the cutting edge of new technologies.
|on the defensive||a la defensiva|
|on the double||inmediatamente|
|on the edge of your seat||en vilo|
|on the face of it||a primera vista|
|on the fritz||estropeado|
|on the horizon||En el horizonte|
- Why are you always on the defensive? No one wants to attack you.
- Peter was late for an appointment so he finished his coffee on the double.
- The movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last minute.
- On the face of it, a patient may seem fine, but he or she could have internal injurires.
- My camera fell into the pool and now it's on the fritz.
- The tarot lady told me there were some job offers on the horizon.
|on the house||la casa invita|
|on the increase/rise||en aumento|
|on the inside||por dentro|
|on the lam||a la fuga|
|on the level||ser serio|
|on the loose||en libertad|
- Since you are a regular customer, dessert is on the house, sir.
- Unfortunately, unepmloyment is on the rise due to the crisis.
- That house is gorgeous. I'd love to know what's on the inside.
- The thieves took off with 300,000 dollars and are on the lam.
- Don't worry, I know Mr. Jameson, he's an honest man. His company is on the level.
- A lion escaped from the zoo today and is now on the loose.
|on the make||tratar de sacar tajada|
|on the market||a la venta|
|on the mend||mejorando|
|on the move||de viaje|
|on the prowl||merodeando|
|on the rebound||Por despecho|
- Most politicians are on the make when they can.
- I'm sorry but the product you are looking for is no longer on the market.
- Phil came down with the flu but he's on the mend now.
- I went to five different schools as a kid because we were always on the move.
- There's a strange man on the prowl, nobody knows him.
- Liz doesn't like Carl, she just dates him because she's on the rebound.
|on the receiving end||blanco/víctima de|
|on the right foot||con el pie derecho|
|on the right track||por buen camino|
|on the safe side||para mayor seguridad|
|on the same wavelength||en la misma onda|
|on the side||Aparte|
- When Mary's husband got violent, she was on the receiving end of his blows.
- Business has been going great, we set off on the right foot.
- Are you sure we're on the right track?
- The home pregnancy-test was positive but I had a blood test to be on the safe side.
- Tom and Jeff get along great, they're on the same wavelength.
- When Jo was a little girl she hated beans so she left them on the side of her plate.
|on the sidelines||al margen|
|on the sly||a hurtadillas|
|on the spur of the moment||sin pensarlo|
|on the streets||hacer la calle|
|on the tip of my tongue||en la punta de la lengua|
|on the town||de juerga|
- Frank prefers to stay on the sidelines whenever there's an arguement.
- When I was a teenager, I got out of my house on the sly at night to go dancing.
- I'm sorry! I didn't mean it! I said it on the spur of the moment.
- Many immigrant women are on the streets because they can't find a good job.
- What's the name of that actor? I have it on the tip of my tongue.
- Last night we went out on the town. We had a great time.
|on the wagon||abstemio|
|on the wane||menguando|
|on the warpath||en pie de guerra|
|on the way out||de salida|
|on the whole||en general|
|on thin ice||en terreno peligroso|
- I'm still on the wagon and I intend to keep it that way. No alcohol for me.
- CD sales are on the wane due to the free illegal downloads from the internet.
- The whole country is on the warpath after the attacks.
- That kind of music had its moment but now it's on the way out.
- This year's sales have been good on the whole.
- You'll be walking on thin ice if you tell the media about the Mayor's bribes.
|on tiptoe||de puntillas|
|on top of the world||contentísimo|
|on your guard||en alerta|
- It was late and everyone was asleep, so we went in on tiptoe.
- I'm on top of the world! It's my wedding day!
- There were some beautiful purses on view at the mall.
- You must be always on your guard in this city or else you get mugged.